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Whatever the order, could this murder have been foreseen?

SGOs are again coming under the spotlight following the murder of a child by her special guardian. The article teeters on the simplistic - the judge wondered aloud what changed a previously loving mother into a monster. No amount of assessing will easily answer that question. 

SGO assessments need to be properly carried out but this must not be used as a stick to beat other perfectly qualified grandparents and kinship carers.

A Serious Case Review will look at whether any opportunities were missed to save the baby, who had been placed in her care under a Special Guardianship Order (SGO).
is your loved one being charged wrongly?

understanding who or which body is responsible for which fees for what service is a nightmare for many people whose relative is in a care home. The article on the Report from the Alzheimer's Society and Care England highlight the nightmare facing many families. It's critical to get good legal advice to check just what should and should not be paid. 

Dementia sufferers are unwittingly paying millions for NHS services that should be free, a damning new report has concluded.
Yet again the unsung heroes take the strain!

This sounds like a story with many stories behind it! Has the mother got a Support Plan - have the family been assessed? this is yet another case where specialist legal advice is needed!

Elderly grandparents claim social services have left them struggling to cope with their disabled and aggressive granddaughter.
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